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Poll: For models of the same scale, how do you display them?

How do you display your models in general?

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If you have race cars in your collection, how are they displayed?

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#1 OFFLINE   technica

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Posted 20 August 2013 - 11:42 PM

As the topic suggests, it will be interesting to see how different people display their models with different styles... Let's see... :nice:

In case I made it confusing, what I meant for the following will be Alphabetical order within its own theme...

Alphabetical Order by Model Maker (e.g. BBR, MR, AUTOart, Kyosho).
- Autoart Audi, BMW, Cadillac...
- Kyosho Audi, Austin Healey, BMW...

Alphabetical Order by Country or Continent (e.g. American, Italian, British, European, JDM).
- American: Chevrolet, Dodge, Ford...
- European: Alfa Romeo, Aston Martin, Audi...
- JDM: Honda, Mazda, Nissan...

Alphabetical Order by Theme/Type of Model (e.g. Super Cars, Concept Cars, SUV).
- Super Cars: Ferrari, Lamborghini, Porsche...
- SUV: Audi, BMW...

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#2 OFFLINE   jazzy426

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Posted 21 August 2013 - 12:12 AM

By car makers, then by series i.e. Merc S class, or Ferrari 250 series etc...

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Posted 21 August 2013 - 04:35 AM

I have most of my collection grouped by manufacturer.

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Posted 21 August 2013 - 06:02 AM

Completely randomly. I switch them around quite a bit too.

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Posted 21 August 2013 - 04:36 PM

I order by year

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Posted 21 August 2013 - 05:00 PM

I just put em on my display and enjoy them...  :lol:
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Posted 21 August 2013 - 07:01 PM

My collection is displayed in groups. (ie: Hypercars, exotics and sportscars) I also don't display two cars that are the same color next to each other. It makes the display look cleaner.

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Posted 22 August 2013 - 08:09 AM

I only collect racecars and they are sorted per series and then old --> new so you can see the technological evolution.

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Posted 22 August 2013 - 04:00 PM

That's a tough one.  First, I only collect and display racers, so None of the Above won out for me on the first question.

On the second question, I sort by a number of different critieria, such as livery (which may cross makes, drivers, and series), driver (which may cross makes, liveries, and series),  make (which may cross liveries, drivers, and series), and series (which may cross liveries, makes, and drivers), so I said None of the Above on that one, as well.
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Posted 22 August 2013 - 06:19 PM

Wow. Looks like there is indeed a big variety of ways to display your models... Displaying sort by liveries sounds like a good idea Jim. I never thought of it. Gave me an idea how to sort mine out. :)

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Posted 22 August 2013 - 06:21 PM

This is an intriguing question that I've been mulling over in my head for a while as about to have the whole collection together for the first time ever. I have everything from 32 Ford Hotrods to a Bugatti Veyron & so far I'm thinking of displaying manufacturers in order or completely random as then each car will be of different style & design to the next.

My Lewis Hamilton F1's will have their own display cabinet that is for sure though, they get their own shrine lol

Edited by Wellzie 74, 22 August 2013 - 06:22 PM.

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Posted 22 August 2013 - 07:59 PM

I displayed them by exotics, race cars, and everyday cars

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Posted 22 August 2013 - 08:03 PM

View PostWellzie 74, on 22 August 2013 - 06:21 PM, said:


My Lewis Hamilton F1's will have their own display cabinet that is for sure though, they get their own shrine lol

BTW looking forward to seeing this when it comes to pass..... :nice:  :hope:

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Posted 22 August 2013 - 08:05 PM

I collect BMWs and JDM cars. My older BMWs (E30 M3, 2002 Turbo, etc) are displayed by age. The newer BMWs are displayed by series. JDM cars are displayed by brand.
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Posted 22 August 2013 - 08:05 PM

....as you may or may not already know techinca....mine is 'as it comes' ....as you may see here...   :wavetowel2:

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Posted 22 August 2013 - 08:16 PM

View Postmairandeddy, on 22 August 2013 - 08:03 PM, said:

View PostWellzie 74, on 22 August 2013 - 06:21 PM, said:


My Lewis Hamilton F1's will have their own display cabinet that is for sure though, they get their own shrine lol

BTW looking forward to seeing this when it comes to pass..... :nice:  :hope:

You & me both mate, am thinking I might have to start collecting the crash helmets too, not the full size ones though.
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Posted 22 August 2013 - 09:18 PM

View PostWellzie 74, on 22 August 2013 - 06:21 PM, said:

This is an intriguing question that I've been mulling over in my head for a while as about to have the whole collection together for the first time ever. I have everything from 32 Ford Hotrods to a Bugatti Veyron & so far I'm thinking of displaying manufacturers in order or completely random as then each car will be of different style & design to the next.

My Lewis Hamilton F1's will have their own display cabinet that is for sure though, they get their own shrine lol
I had the same kind of headache as well... From classic Jaguars to modern super cars...

I sort my models alphabetically but the main problem will be inserting a model in between them... Everything will have to be shifted... :gaah:

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....as you may or may not already know techinca....mine is 'as it comes' ....as you may see here...   :wavetowel2:
Just saw your collections in IKEA cabinets. Very neat! And impressive too!  :clap:

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Posted 24 August 2013 - 12:17 AM

I am not sure if this is a case of OCD for me but i also feel compelled to arrange models in certain way. Instead of just putting models on the shelves as they come I find myself spending more time arranging them and put them in certain angle and I would sometimes repeat the same process until I am feel "right". I can easily spend the whole evening re-arranging models until I am finally satisfied however I do find this exercise relaxing and help to unwind myself from hectic day.

Over the years I managed to accumulate enough Ferraris (big and small, 1/18 and 1/43) to fill up the entire Billy cabinet and I dedicated that particular cabinet to just Ferraris and nothing else. You can see it here http://www.diecastxc...25#entry1193969 if you like.

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Posted 24 August 2013 - 04:04 AM

I only have one cabinet so displayed random ly. Although at moment I have two exoto porsche together.

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Posted 25 August 2013 - 11:59 AM

View PostBram, on 22 August 2013 - 08:09 AM, said:

I only collect racecars and they are sorted per series and then old --> new so you can see the technological evolution.

That sounds really cool. Do you have a pic?

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Posted 25 August 2013 - 02:09 PM

I only have US vehicles, so that's easy.......

Big glass cabinet:
row of mustangs
row of corvettes
row of mustangs
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All musclecars are in one cabinet, all hotrods are on 1 shelf, the moviecars are together in the "showroom",
racing cars are dispayed in a racing enviroment, and all pickup/suv (large vehicles) are in 1 detolf.

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Posted 26 August 2013 - 12:17 AM

View Postjazzy426, on 24 August 2013 - 12:17 AM, said:

I am not sure if this is a case of OCD for me but i also feel compelled to arrange models in certain way. Instead of just putting models on the shelves as they come I find myself spending more time arranging them and put them in certain angle and I would sometimes repeat the same process until I am feel "right". I can easily spend the whole evening re-arranging models until I am finally satisfied however I do find this exercise relaxing and help to unwind myself from hectic day.

Over the years I managed to accumulate enough Ferraris (big and small, 1/18 and 1/43) to fill up the entire Billy cabinet and I dedicated that particular cabinet to just Ferraris and nothing else. You can see it here http://www.diecastxc...25#entry1193969 if you like.

Jazzy your collection is very nicely displayed. They are not overcrowded and a pleasure to look at. Thanks for sharing!  :occasion14:

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Posted 27 August 2013 - 09:20 PM

This is how my collection will be setup once I get all the cars I want

Shelves are organized as such but are in setup no particular order
Cars marked with *** have altered names to suite the custom project

Shelf 1 Hummers 7 cars
1 Hummer H1-OWNED
2 Hummer H2 SUV-OWNED
3 Hummer H3 SUV-OWNED
4 Hummer H3T
5 Hummer HX
6 AM General Humvee
7 Hummer H2 SUT-OWNED***

Shelf 2 Street/Custom cars 7 cars
1 Custom made Chaparral 2J-OWNED
2 Lamborghini Gallardo Nera-made using a maisto version
3 Dodge Ram 3500-OWNED
4 Hummer H1 2 door***
5 Cadillac CTS V
6 Dodge Viper RT/10
7 Ford Mustang Fox Body 427***

Shelf 3 Classic/Muscle cars 7 cars
1 Pontiac Firebird T/A
2 Ford GT40 MKII
3 Plymouth Hemi Cuda Concept
4 1971 Plymouth Cuda-OWNED
5 Ford Mustang Bullit GT (2004)
6 Plymouth Superbird
7 1982 Camaro IROC Z28***

Shelf 4 Sport/Super cars 7 cars
1 Audi S5
2 Saleen S7
3 Bugatti Veyron SS Merveilleux
4 Nissan Skyline R37***
5 Ford GT concept-OWNED
6 Ferrari Enzo-OWNED
7 Lamborghini Reventon-OWNED

Shelf 5 Vettes and Vipers-7 cars
1 Dodge Viper SRT-10 ACR Roadster***
2 Dodge Viper 97 GTS
3 Dodge Viper SRT GTS 2013
4 Corvette C4-OWNED
5 Corvette C5 Z06
6 Corvette C6 Z06
7 Corvette C7

Shelf 6 Street cars-6 cars
1 Ford Crown Victoria Police Car-OWNED
2 Dodge Charger police car
3 Nissan 350Z-OWNED
4 Chevy Astrovan
5 Chevy Impala 9C1
6 Jeep Wrangler sahara
7 Ford F-150 Stepside

Shelf 7 Drag strip Diorama
Complete with signal light,center divider,road,sponsor stickers and 2 random cars at a time

Some shelf names aren't permanent this is just off the top of the dome. And yes that's pretty much every car I have and plan on getting

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Posted 27 October 2013 - 09:00 AM

I only collect BMWs, but I try to group them by type, so I have a shelf of M5s, a shelf of Touring Cars, F1 cars, Roadsters etc.

The McLaren F1s are also grouped together.

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Posted 06 November 2013 - 05:34 PM

I basically have two walls of models, one wall (the bigger one) is the US muscle car wall and the cars are grouped somewhat by year or by type (ponycars, intermediates).

The other wall is my supercar/exotic/sportscar wall, featuring cars mostly from my lifetime (since 1980), and these are grouped either by era, Nation of manufacture(Eg Italy), or company of manufacture (Ferrari, Lambo).

The rest of my collection consists of drag racing cars, 50's US cars, Vettes, and Hot rods and they are grouped together on some other display cases and stands. Nothing alphabetical though.

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